Strike-and-insert amendment adopted by House for Education Reform Bill


    <p>After nearly 12 hours of debate, the West Virginia House passed a strike-and-insert amendment to the controversial Education Reform Bill. (WCHS/WVAH) {/p}

    After nearly 12 hours of debate, the West Virginia House passed a strike-and-insert amendment to the controversial Education Reform Bill late Wednesday night.

    After starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, House members debated more than 30 proposed amendments before passing the strike-and-insert amendment at about 10:30 p.m.

    Some of the biggest changes made to the bill that was passed by the Senate on Feb. 4 include raising teachers' year-end bonuses to $1,000 if they miss fewer than four days.

    During the debate, House members rejected ten amendments proposed by Del. Marshall Wilson (R-Berkeley) regarding the number of charter schools and education savings accounts.

    Here is a complete comparison of the Senate version of the bill and the House's adopted strike-and-insert version:

    The House is set to reconvene Thursday at 11 a.m. for a third reading and passage vote on the amended bill. You can watch the vote live on wchstv.com and Facebook page.

    News In Photos

      Loading ...